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Front. Chem. | doi: 10.3389/fchem.2019.00702

Supported gold nanoparticles as catalysts for the oxidation of alcohols and alkanes

  • 1University of Lisbon, Portugal

Supporting gold nanoparticles have shown to be extremely active for many industrially important reactions, including oxidations. Two representative examples are the oxidation of alcohols and alkanes, that are substrates of industrial interest, but whose oxidation is still challenging. This review deals with these reactions, giving an insight of the first studies performed by gold based catalysts in these reactions and the most recent developments in the field.

Keywords: alkane, alcohol, Oxidation, metal oxides, Carbon supports, Nanoparticles, Gold

Received: 24 Jun 2019; Accepted: 08 Oct 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Carabineiro. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Dr. Sonia A. Carabineiro, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, sonia.carabineiro@tecnico.ulisboa.pt